Service Robots swarm over far-east gateways (Seoul – Korea, Tokyo – Japan)

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Far-east airports are maybe the hottest place in the world to meet social robots in operation – aside from pretentious performances at CES.  Following pioneering Inchoeon Airport(ICN) where LG robots work in the terminal, Gimpo Int’l Airport (GMP) in Seoul, Korea, announced to launch service operation of visitors’ guide robot and window cleaning robot early January.  Tokyo Int’l Airport (HND), Tokyo, Japan has been going into its 2nd period of `robotics lab project’ that invites robots helping security guards or translation.  Enjoy the chance to encounter with them!

[Seoul, Korea] [Tokyo, Japan]
  • When: from 9th January to the end of February
    *check detailed schedule here
  • Where: Tokyo International Airport (HND) (map)
    • Domestic flight terminal 1, 2nd Floor South Wing
    • Domestic flight terminal 2, 2nd Floor South end   etc.
      *check latest information of robot whereabouts here
  • Robots:
    Security robots :  Reborg-X by ALSOC
    Transportation robots:

Translation robots:

following robots are working at rundom times
Pepper by Softbank Robotics, EMIEW3 by Hitachi, HAL by Cyberdine

  • Eligibility: Any passenger at Tokyo Int’l Airport
Korea Airport Corporation, Press Release 2nd Jan 2018
The Korea Bizwire “Robots to Help Passengers at Gimpo Airport” 3rd Jan 2018
Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd, Press Release 12 Dec 2017
The Japan Times “Robots to be ‘scattered’ about Haneda airport to help visitors to 2020 Tokyo Olympics”  AFP-JiJi 13 Dec 2017

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